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The Arkells perform Shad's favourite Smokey Robinson track

Hamilton indie rockers The Arkells cover a track that made Shad the man he is. Namely: Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of my tears".

Our new host Shad is an award-winning rapper — but his musical influences defy categorization. Today, with a little help of some friends, he takes us inside his musical influences. 

We start off with his connection to soul and motown. Hamilton indie rockers The Arkells jump in to cover a track that made Shad the man he is: Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of my tears". 

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Arkells, from left to right: Nick Dika (bass), Anthony Carone (keyboard), Max Kerman (lead vocals/guitar), Mike DeAngelis (vocals/guitar) and Tim Oxford (drums). (Brooks Reynolds/CP)

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